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FAA probes Southwest calculations of baggage weight on jets

Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes. Southwest said Tuesday that it made improvements in its methods for calculating weight and the balance of loads during 2018. The airline says it voluntarily reported the issue to federal safety officials […]
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Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Southwest Airlines Reportedly Under Investigation for Miscalculating Baggage Weight

For the last year, the Federal Aviation Administration has been conducting an investigation into Southwest Airlines’ practices for tracking the weight of baggage loaded onto its jets, according to documents seen by the Wall Street Journal. The regulator has reportedly considered these weight inaccuracies to be a…Read more...
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Southwest's baggage weight data discrepancy is under FAA investigation

The US Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how Southwest Airlines tracks the weight of checked bags on its flights.
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FAA investigating Southwest over baggage weight data

Southwest Airlines is being investigated by the US Federal Aviation Administration for possible discrepancies in the weight of checked luggage being loaded on the ailrine's planes.
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Apple could be looking for its next big revenue model

Apple has always been an evolving company. While it never really invented any product categories, it always seemed to make those product categories work better and smarter. It also found a way to make us want them, even when they were more expensive. Today, the WSJ reports, Apple is trying to find its way to a future without the iPhone at the center of its revenue model. This shift happens as Apple reported lower revenue for the first time in years against a backdrop of flagging iPhone demand...
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U.S. FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies - WSJ

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Southwest Airlines Co for widespread failure to accurately track the combined weight of checked bags loaded onto its jets, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday.
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Southwest’s Mechanics Fire Back at the Airline and How Bad Uber is at LaGuardia

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Southwest’s Mechanics Fire Back at the Airline and How Bad Uber is at LaGuardia...
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Southwest declares operations 'emergency' amid labor dispute with mechanics

The airline sent a strongly worded memo to mechanics ordering all hands on deck in response to a higher than usual number of planes out of service.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Charlotte, NC company announces world’s first adventure tour for dogs

Every pet lover knows that an outdoor adventure isn’t quite the same without your four-legged friends. That’s why David Blank, professional dog trainer and 27-year veteran adventure tour operator, started Happy Tails Canine Adventure Tours. The Charlotte, NC based company’s next adventure will be an eight-day eco-tour across the Southwest called Peaceful Paws- A Canine/Human Spiritual Adventure. Participants and their dogs will explore The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Monument Valley Triba...
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Trump says he’ll sign national emergency to fund border wall

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 10:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll be declaring a national emergency so he can build a southern border wall. Trump did not say on Friday when he would make such a declaration, but the move will allow him to bypass Congress to spend more money to erect barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress has given Trump about $1.4 billion for border barriers, well below the $5.7 billion Trump has insisted ...
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Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has pushed the synthetic […]
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Washington, D.C. will feel like present-day Mississippi by 2080, researchers say

A recent study used climate data, both current and projected, to examine how the climates of North American cities might change over the course of the next generation.In one scenario, the climates of many cities will resemble that of locations about 500 miles away, mostly to the south.The study aims to present the long-term effects of climate change in a personal, tangible way. None By 2080, the climate of many American cities will resemble that of locations currently hundreds of miles away, acc...
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Southwest Airlines contest

If you love traveling the world, and don’t mind spending an awful lot of time on airplanes, this Southwest Airlines job might be for you. Southwest Airlines recently announced that it’s looking for influencers and storytellers to create travel content. Candidates will be asked to compete for the chance to win a grand prize of up to 12 round-trip tickets from Southwest, valued at approximately $4,800, according to USA Today. The grand prize winner can expect to travel, free of charge, to 99 d...
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Real Life Informs A Tense Trip In 'Lost Children Archive'

Valeria Luiselli's twist on the great American road trip novel follows a family with two children on a grim odyssey through the Southwest, a vision of a country blighted by industry and prejudice.(Image credit: Beth Novey/NPR)
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1 Hour Left! Amazing Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!

Update: This incredible limited time offer will end today at about 5:30pm EST!
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2 Hours Left! Amazing Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!

Update: This incredible limited time offer will end today at about 5:30pm EST!
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Ends Tomorrow! Amazing Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!

Update: This incredible limited time offer will end tomorrow afternoon!
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Last Chance on the Deal of the Year: Southwest 2-for-1 Companion Pass Deal Ends Tomorrow

Arguably the best deal in all of travel is the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. After earning 110,000 points in a calendar year from qualifying sources you can bring a companion along on your Southwest Airlines travels. Right now – and only through February 12 – Chase is offering a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass as part of the initial bonus offer on all three Southwest personal cards. And they’re offering points, too. Continue reading Last Chance on the Deal of the Year: Southwest 2-for-1 C...
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Assigned seats on Southwest? Here's how a major change would set the company apart from other airlines (LUV)

Southwest Airlines' CEO Gary Kelly stoked the fires of speculation last month when he said that new sources of revenue were "under construction." The low-cost carrier has built a legacy on not charging for frills or assigned seats. Still, JPMorgan analysts have theorized how Southwest could boost its profit by a 'sort of assigned' seating class — and it would look nothing like other airlines' methods.  By boarding last, business flyers could save time and still be guaranteed early exit after l...
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Southwest Looking For New Services They Can Charge Extra For

Southwest Airlines doesn’t charge checked bag fees or change fees, and they’ve been profitable 46 years in a row. They don’t offer assigned seats, but generate $400 million a year in early boarding charges which let customers have a better shot at the seats they want. That’s an improvement for those customers compared to the airline’s base product. While they continue to eschew bag and change fees, there’s talk of adding extras that they could charge… extra for. Continue reading Southwest Lookin...
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Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – February 2019

Updated February 2019. That space in your wallet or purse is more valuable than you think. Credit card companies are fighting it out, offering strong perks and $500+ value for a single card during the first year to encourage you to apply and try it out. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would apply for right now, if I didn’t already most of them. Recent changes: Replaced Citi AA 50k card offer with limited-time Barclays AA 60k offer. Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards – easy Compan...
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The best travel rewards credit cards

The buzz around travel rewards credit cards is real, and if you travel frequently, can seem nearly impossible to escape from. Figuring out how they work and which ones to apply to is another story. As is the case with choosing hotels and airlines, not all rewards programs are created equal. Whether or not you have any plastic in your wallet at the moment, applying for a card that kicks back some sexy rewards makes the prospect of 20 percent interest rates and annual fees much easier to swallo...
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Beto O’Rourke Stars In Upcoming HBO Documentary On His 2018 Senate Run

"Running With Beto" will air on HBO this spring after a March premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.
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Southwest Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Credit Card Bonuses

Southwest Airlines offers a unique feature called the Companion Pass, which lets you pick one person to fly with free when you book either paid or award flights. If you either fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year, and you’ll earn the Companion Pass for the remainder of that year plus the following full calendar year. For example, if you earned it in February 2019, you would have the benefit for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020. You can change ...
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No-frills Southwest may start charging for some frills

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly piqued investor curiosity recently when he said new ways to generate revenue are "under construction.'' The discounter barely has a toe in the big pool of money that rivals collect from so-called ancillary fees for, say, food bought on board or preferred seating....
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 February 2019

Exciting news! We’re offering a new Scotland tour in September (details immediately below), and this time we not only have a ride on this, the “Harry Potter” steam train, but we also, in the other direction, have a photo stop where we can photograph the train crossing the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Good morning Lots of touring news this morning. Our new Loire Valley Land Cruise in September has proven to be popular, with three people already signed up and another four expected to be joining th...
Tags: Travel, New York, Science, London, Sweden, Obama, California, North Korea, Mexico, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Trains, Miscellaneous, US

Discounts to insurance: Many ways seniors can save on travel

By David Koenig, The Associated Press Most seniors have more free time for leisure activities including travel, but money is tighter when the paychecks stop at retirement. Retirees who want to travel can make those trips more affordable by taking advantage of senior discounts and through less obvious strategies. Many of the tips offered by travel experts work just as well for anyone, regardless of age, but could be especially valuable for seniors. Among them: — When traveling by air, be flexible...
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Why to Consider NOT Taking Advantage of the Best Deal of the Year (Southwest 2-For-1 Travel Offer)

I once sat on a Southwest Airlines flight where a passenger in the row ahead of me complained to his seatmate that he flew so much he earned a companion pass -- but with that much flying there wasn't enough time for him to find a companion. The companion pass is perhaps the best deal in travel, but it isn't useful to everyone. Continue reading Why to Consider NOT Taking Advantage of the Best Deal of the Year (Southwest 2-For-1 Travel Offer)...
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Southwest's Hawaii flight tests continue with Honolulu-Dallas

Southwest Flight 8725 marks the return of the aircraft the carrier flew from California to Honolulu a day earlier, part of an 'ETOPS' certification effort.
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